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Arthur Kipps, a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers that the house belonging to his client is haunted by the ghost of a woman who is determined to find someone and something she lost...and no one, not even the children, are safe from her vengeance.
Thriller - Although there really isn't much in the way of violence or blood, this period horror film is way too scary and intense for children, so star Daniel Radcliffe's young fans should be kept away. There isn't many fancy, high-tech horror effects work.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Not since young Hutter arrived at Orlok's castle in 'Nosferatu' has a journey to a dreaded house been more fearsome than the one in 'The Woman in Black.'
USA TodayFull Review Good The Woman in Black is a tasteful, old-school frightener, emphasizing suspense and foreboding over blood and guts.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Average It's a role that calls for no small scenery-chewing. Just about the right amount, I'd say, for a story in which the ectoplasmic characters share almost as much screen time as the flesh-and-blood ones.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 84 moviegoers:
TEENS:The males loved it as did about two-thirds of the ladies. As with most horror movies, there are always some who rate it very low and "The Woman in Black" is no exception.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The graph clearly shows that older males didn't enjoy "The Woman in Black" as much as the ladies. Most males rated it average to above average. Almost all the ladies enjoyed it very much.
ADULTS:A third of the males loved it and another third enjoyed it very much. The last third rated it average and below average making these reviews decent but far from great. The female reviews a quite a bit better with half loving it and another quarter enjoying it very much.